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Krispy Date Nut Balls

This was a mid century cookie my Aunt Olga made for us. It’s one of my favs and requires no baking! Only a little stove top simmering! I double this recipe


  
  
I bought the “holiday” Rice Krispies this time!

In a small bowl beat 1 egg till thick and lemony

  
In a medium saucepan combine:
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup dark brown sugar 

Add egg and beat again

Stir in 8 ounces chopped dates. Bring to a boil. Then simmer 8 minutes or until thick and light colored

  
Cool 10 minutes

In a large bowl combine:
2 cups Rice Krispies
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Add date mixture to Rice Krispie mix and stir with a large spoon

  
Form into small balls and roll in granulated sugar. Voila!

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Lisa Singer Williams’ Bourbon Balls

Lisa Singer Williams’ Bourbon Balls
Bourbon Balls are a No Bake Cookie!

Bourbon Balls are a No Bake Cookie!

Thank you Lisa!

Thank you Lisa!

A Mid-Century Recipe using Karo syrup

A Mid-Century Recipe using Karo syrup

These are a true bourbon cookie my friend Lisa Williams shared with me. My first taste of a bourbon cookie was in college at a Christmas party my choir director hosted. Shocking! Bourbon served at a Lutheran college professor’s home! They are so easy and my favorite Christmas cookie of 2014. Combine dry ingredients. Combine liquid ingredients. Mix together. Shape into balls. Roll in confectioners powdered sugar. Voila!

In a large bowl combine:

1- 12 oz. box vanilla wafers, crushed (about 3 cups)

2 cups finely chopped pecans

1 cup confections powdered sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder

vanilla wafer crumbs, chopped pecans, cocoa, confectioners sugar, cocoa

vanilla wafer crumbs, chopped pecans, cocoa, confectioners sugar, cocoa

In a small bowl combine:

3 tablespoons dark or light Karo corn syrup

1/2 cup bourbon

bourbon and Karo syrup

bourbon and Karo syrup

  • Add bourbon mix to the vanilla wafer mix and stir well. This should be moist. If not, add more bourbon.
Moist mixture

Moist mixture

  • Form into bite size balls and toss in a small bowl of confectioners powdered sugar. Roll to cover thoroughly.
Roll bourbon balls in plenty of confectioners sugar

Roll bourbon balls in plenty of confectioners sugar

  • Place on a flat cookie sheet to meld flavors and dry out a bit.
  • Makes about 4 dozen